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Places to Visit

Discover the best places to visit in the USA, in western states like California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Oregon, and beyond. Find places to go with kids or on your own, and dive deep into vacation destinations across the West.

Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco

Adventures by Disney offers a special way for Disneyphiles to experience San Francisco.

Lesser-Known Hot Springs in the West

Hot springs still provide the allure of a comforting soak after a long day on the trail—or highway.

Reader's Favorite Animal Parks and Zoos

Via readers share their favorite stops for viewing wildlife.

What to Do in Calgary, Alberta

With a blossoming culinary culture, an energized music scene, and a revitalized city core, Canada's prairie town has its moment.

Great California Coast Towns

These five coastal California towns offer distinct pleasures, from water sports to wildlife sightings to history lessons.

Beautiful Beacons: Best West Coast Lighthouses

These lighthouses stand against some of the world's most stunning backdrops.

Calistoga, California: Winter Hot Spot

This Napa Valley town keeps the winter cold at bay with steamy mineral baths, soothing spas, and wonderful food and wine.

Hidden Oahu: Discover the Islands Best-Kept Secrets

Discover Oahu's best-kept secrets by heading off the beaten path.

Top California Wilderness Spots Without the Crowds

For every Tahoe, Big Sur, or Death Valley, there are plenty of less-traveled options for those in search of natural splendors.

15 Fantastic Bike Paths in the West

Easy bike paths in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington provide plenty of car-free pedal fun.

10 Best Places to Stop Along Highway 101

From south to north, from secret beaches to succulent barbecue, these roadside diversions demand a stop.

Highway 101: The Ultimate West Coast Drive

From Los Angeles to Puget Sound, Highway 101 is the ultimate Pacific Coast drive.